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Grad School and ADHD

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 4.1% of the U.S. adult population has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. I’m one of that 4.1%; in August, I was diagnosed with ADHD, primarily inattentive. Like most adults diagnosed with ADHD, I had ADHD as...

Faculty Connections: My Relationship With My Advisor

"What is it like working for/with your advisor?" I am often asked this question when we compare notes among friends on our relationships with our advisors. My advisor amazes me with the amount of energy and creativity he brings to every meeting. I see him...

Balance: Sanctuary

I remember the first couple of weeks of my first semester, being bombarded with a constant stream of assignments and homework, moving from class to class and defining the start of my week by the day on which I hand in the homework. Towards the middle of the semester I...

Meet the Bloggers: Laura Fernandes

Coming to the U.S. for the very first time from India was exciting. I had a sheltered childhood growing up in Goa, one of the tiniest states in India colonized by the Portuguese up until 1961. This information has been one of the best icebreakers in the U.S. – “tell...